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GREAT WHITE SHARK BITES SHARK IN HALF

GREAT WHITE SHARK BITES SHARK IN HALF August 20, 2014 - ocean - Tagged: animal, latest, Ocean - no comments A 10-foot shark was bitten nearly in half by a ‘monster shark’ twice it’s size – and that Great White is still on the prowl off the coast of Queensland, Australian officials said. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… Swimmers were warned that a “mo

‘Salmon Cannon’ Allows Safe Migration Around Hydroelectric Dams

While hydroelectric dams are able to generate electricity without coal or oil, they act as obstacles for wildlife, and migrating salmon in particular. When salmon are ready to reproduce, they migrate from the sea back upstream into rivers, where they spawn on gravel beds. Swimming upstream requires the ability to fight against obstacles including rapids and up over drop-offs. Traditional ladders f

Shark Week Is Lying To People Again

Almost 40 years on, scientists and conservationists are still picking up the pieces from the iconic movie “Jaws” that led the world to believe that sharks are ferocious man eaters. Sparked by fear and the idea that shark catching is “sexy,” numerous species experienced a worrying decline as man started to belligerently hunt and kill them. So why is it that, once again, the Discovery Chan

Lucky anglers catch THREE extremely rare opah fish in one day

Most fisherman would consider themselves lucky to catch one elusive opah fish in their lives, but one recreational fishing boat landed three in one day this on recreational fishing boat landed three in one day last week while searching for Yellowtail tuna off the coast of southern California. San Diego-based Excel Long Range Sportfishing, which takes groups out on multi-day fishing trips, poste

Jacob’s Well, Texas’ Most Dangerous Diving Spot

The largest underwater cave in Texas has been known to swallow people whole, it has also provided a nearly non-stop source of water for thousands of years. Jacob’s Well is an amazing sight to see, as the water from deep within the well pools out into a natural spring that runs off into Cypress Creek. Many people visit Texas Hill Country just to see Jacob’s Well, despite the fact it has cl

This Man Dives Into The Largest Waves On Earth, The Results Are Spectacular.

Getting tossed around by shorebreak and slammed into the sand day after day is a rough go; Clark Little wouldn't have it any other way. In fact, for the North Shore local, it's all in a good day's work. But the Waimea addict didn't grow up snapping shots with his father's camera like so many photographers do. He instead set out to capture his longtime stomping grounds when his wife came home wit

19 Year Old Develops Machine To Clean The Oceans Of Plastic

Plastic might be a cheap, versatile and useful material, but it’s also an environmental disaster. We produce around 300 million tons of plastic per year, and since 1950 we have produced around 6 billion metric tons of the stuff. It’s clogging up landfills, becoming trapped in Arctic ice, polluting our oceans and harming wildlife. Recently, we heard the results of a survey of the seafloor off

Underground water reservoir with 3X as much water as Earth’s oceans found 700km deep in Earth’s crust

This could be where the oceans come from The image above, which shows all of the Earth’s surface water in one place, gives you an idea of how big this new discovery is. Scientists have found, about 700 kilometers deep in the Earth’s crust, a very large reservoir that holds about three times the water volume that can be found in the ocean. The water is trapped in a type of blue rock called r

That’s no shrimp! Florida shrimp fishermen accidentally net the second ever ‘prehistoric’ goblin shark that’s 18-FEET-LONG, pink, and pointy teeth

Shrimpers fishing in the Gulf of Mexico accidentally netted a prehistoric looking goblin shark that is the rarest of all sharks ever to be seen by human eyes. The goblin shark nabbed off Key West, Florida which was 18-feet-long, pink, and has a long snout to conceal it pointy teeth from prey is the second ever of its kind to be seen in the Gulf. The goblin shark is known to live in the deep wate

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